Hands-On Learning: A Problem-Based Approach to Teaching Microsoft Excel
Erik Slayter, Lindsey M. Higgins
College Teaching Volume 66, Number 1, ISSN 8756-7555
The development of a student's ability to make data-driven decisions has become a focus in higher education (Schield 1999; Stephenson and Caravello 2007). Data literacy, the ability to understand and use data to effectively inform decisions, is a fundamental component of information competence (Mandinach and Gummer 2013; Stephenson and Caravello, 2007). This commentary highlights the structure of a data literacy course that aims to simultaneously teach problem-solving skills and Microsoft Excel skills through real-world examples and problem based learning. This commentary aims to provide insight to other educators teaching similar courses regarding using technology as a tool for developing a student's problem solving ability.
Slayter, E. & Higgins, L.M. (2018). Hands-On Learning: A Problem-Based Approach to Teaching Microsoft Excel. College Teaching, 66(1), 31-33. Retrieved March 23, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/191439/.
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